Yes, Vivek Oberoi had to shell out lakhs before entering the 'mandap". The groom"s shoes, as is a custom in traditional Hindu weddings, were snatched away by his sisters-in-law, who demanded a sum of Rs.25 lakh before handing over his shoe.
However, all of this was just in pure jest. Following the customs in a Hindu marriage, the sisters-in-law usually play strange and playful tricks with the groom with the intention of taking him unawares. But little did Vivek Oberoi expect that his saalis would also play such a trick on him. Reports claim that the groom was not even armed with so much money, and so the bride"s sister had to settle for a lesser amount than initially demanded.
A source at the wedding venue revealed that Vivek Oberoi's wedding was fun, what with all the mischievous games that his sisters-in-law engaged in.
Vivek Oberoi-Priyanka Alva's wedding on October 29 was a grand affair, following every detail of a Hindu marriage. And while the Oberois had come fully prepared, hardly did the groom expect that he would land up in trouble.